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Economic Times | 09 Apr, 2020 | 12.34AM IST

Coronavirus India Updates: Delhi, UP seal all hotspots

Health Ministry says till date total 410 people have been discharged, total 5274 positive confirmed case have been reported.

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12:03 AM

Saudi Arabia halts parental visitation rulings to curb virus

  • The Saudi king suspended final rulings and judicial orders on visitation rights of children of separated parents in the latest effort to try and curb the spread of the novel coronavirus among households, according to state media reports Wednesday.
11:59 PM

France to extend virus lockdown, Macron will address nation Monday: Presidency

Reports AFP
11:54 PM

Telangana govt bans spitting in public places

  • Spitting in public places and institutions has been banned in Telangana in the backdrop of COVID-19 pandemic with the state government saying such acts poses a serious threat of leading to the spread of infections.
  • "In the interest of public health and safety, the spitting of paan/any chewable tobacco or non-tobacco product, sputum etc, in public places & institutions is hereby BANNED with immediate effect," a notification said.
11:45 PM

Face masks mandatory in Pune district

  • With the number of coronavirus cases in Pune nearing 200, wearing a face mask has been made mandatory in public places, a senior official said on Wednesday.
  • Masks are necessary for preventing the spread of the virus, said district collector Naval Kishore Ram.
11:42 PM

Delhi Police head constable tests positive for COVID-19

  • A 44-year-old Delhi Police head constable tested positive for coronavirus in Rohini area on Wednesday, officials said.
  • According to police, they received information around 3.40 pm that one head constable in Rohini's Sector-16 has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • He was posted in the Foreign Regional Registration Office at the Indira Gandhi International Airport's Terminal 3. His test was conducted on Saturday at Baba Sahib Ambedkar Medical College and Hospital and reports came on Wednesday, a senior police officer said.
11:30 PM

Delhi chief secy orders deployment of ACP-rank officers at quarantine centres

  • Delhi Chief Secretary Vijay Dev on Wednesday ordered the deployment ACP-rank officers at all quarantine centres in the national capital for their strict monitoring.
  • According to an order, Dev said the Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP)-rank officers will be deployed (preferably at night) in a shift to maintain law and order and to ensure that COVID-19 affected people remain inside the centres.
11:16 PM

Mexico reports 108 COVID-19 deaths in US, most in New York

  • The Mexican government said Wednesday that at least 108 Mexicans have died of complications related to COVID-19 in the United States, more than half of those in New York.
  • The actual number could be higher, because Mexico's foreign ministry said in a statement that the figures only include deaths reported to its consulates.
11:04 PM

Guj: 31 private hospitals to be used for COVID-19 treatment

  • The Gujarat government said on Wednesday that 31 private hospitals across the state would be put to use as 'designated' COVID-19 hospitals for coronavirus patients.
  • Already, dedicated COVID-19 hospitals with combined capacity of 2,200 beds are operational in Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Vadodara and Surat.
  • The 31 new designated hospitals will add 4,064 beds, said an official release.
10:55 PM

2 fresh novel coronavirus cases detected in Noida

Reports PTI
10:54 PM

COVID19 death toll rises to 18, cases climb to 197 in Maharashtra's Pune district

Reports PTI
10:48 PM

Kerala finance minister moots 'pandemic bonds' to tide over financial woes

  • Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Issac on Wednesday urged the Centre to allow states to launch 'pandemic bonds' having an interest rate under 5 per cent.
  • The proposal comes against the backdrop of states looking to raise money to fund measures to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Besides, the 21-day nationwide lockdown to curb spreading of the infection has caused economic disruptions.
10:40 PM

2 new COVID19 cases in West Bengal, total rises to 92: CM Mamata Banerjee

Reports PTI
10:34 PM

Coronavirus cases in Delhi rise to 669; 426 from Nizamuddin Markaz: Authorities

Reports PTI
10:33 PM

Finland discovers masks bought from China not hospital-safe

  • Two million protective masks purchased by Finland from China have turned out to be unsuitable for use in hospitals, the Finnish government admitted on Wednesday.
  • On Tuesday Finland's Health minister Aino-Kaisa Pekonen had tweeted a picture of the first shipment of two million surgical masks and 230,000 respirator masks being unloaded at Helsinki airport on a Finnair flight from Guangzhou in China, saying they would be "checked and tested" before use.
10:27 PM

AIIMS administration rejects RDA proposal to make donation to PM-CARES voluntary

  • The AIIMS administration has rejected the proposal by its Resident Doctors' Association to make donations to the PM-CARES fund voluntary or opt-in, saying there is no mechanism in place for an opt-in donation in the institute.
  • In response to the RDA's demand, the administration on Wednesday said there is no mechanism currently for an opt-in donation and all such voluntary donations are to be made directly to the charity of choice.
10:25 PM

All departments have been directed to reassess passes issued for outside the hotspots and issue minimum required number only

- DM Gautam Buddh Nagar

10:24 PM

Passes issued by all departments for those residing inside the hotspots stand cancelled( except for health, police and sanitation workers).

- DM Gautam Buddh Nagar

10:23 PM

New York reports record 779 novel Coronavirus deaths in 24 hours

10:18 PM

UK coronavirus cases and hospital admissions starting to 'plateau'

  • The number of coronavirus infections and hospital admissions in Britain is beginning to show signs of flattening, Stephen Powis, medical director of the National Health Service, said on Wednesday.
  • "We are starting to see a plateauing - the first signs of a plateauing of infections and hospitalisations," Powis told reporters.
  • "We are beginning to see the benefits I believe but the really critical thing is that we have to continue following instructions - we have to continue following social distancing, because if we don't the virus will start to spread again."
10:10 PM

After Trump blast, WHO thanks US for 'generous support' in pandemic

Reports AFP
10:06 PM

NDMC to immediately sanitise Bengali Market area in Delhi

NDMC (New Delhi Municipal Council) to immediately sanitise Bengali Market area under the containment plan to prevent the spread of COVID19. Delhi Police to immediately cordon off the area to prevent movement of people. (Reports ANI)
10:03 PM

WHO calls for US, China to unite to fight COVID-19

09:56 PM

Somalia has registered first death from coronavirus

09:55 PM

Andhra reports 19 new Covid positives today, taking the total to 348

09:49 PM

Hotspots identified in Preet Vihar which will be sealed

  • 1)Gali No. 9, Pandav Nagar
  • 2)Mayurdhwaj Apartments
  • 3)Gali No. 4 from House No. J-3/115 to J-3/108, Krishan Kunj Extension
  • 3)Gali No. 4 from House No. J-3/101 to J-3/107, Krishan Kunj Extension
  • Reports ANI
09:46 PM

Japan records 503 new coronavirus infections, its biggest daily increase since the start of the pandemic

09:46 PM

Hotspots identified in Mayur Vihar of East District of Delhi

  • 1) House no. 141-180, Gali No. 14, Kalyan Puri
  • 2) Mansara Apartment, Vasundhara Enclave
  • 3) 3 Galis of Khichripur
  • 4) Vardhman Apartments
  • Reports ANI
09:42 PM

Britain reports a record 938 new coronavirus deaths

09:40 PM

Nitish Kumar calls for social distancing in message on the eve of Shab-e-Baraat

  • Greeting "Muslim brothers and sisters" on the eve of the Shab-e-Baraat festival, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday however made a solemn appeal that people stay at their homes and maintain social distancing in view of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • In his message, the chief minister said Shab-e-Baraat is a festival of great sanctity. People observe this festival by spending the night immersed in prayers, seeking eternal tranquility for their departed ancestors and a spirit of peace and brotherhood world over. It is an occasion when prayers are accepted by God.
09:33 PM

Odisha govt to involve AYUSH doctors, students in the fight against coronavirus

Reports PTI quoting sources
09:20 PM

In wake of Coronavirus outbreak, all students from Class 1 to 9 and 11 to be promoted to next class

- Education Department, Bihar (ANI)

09:18 PM

COVID19 death toll rises to 4 in UP after person dies in Agra; cases climb to 361

Reports PTI
09:08 PM

NGOs allowed to buy foodgrains directly from FCI for relief operations

- Govt

09:03 PM

Govt to ensure delivery of essential items in areas that have been sealed to combat COVID-19 spread

- Delhi Deputy CM

08:59 PM

Bernie Sanders suspends campaign for President

Source: Agencies
08:57 PM

Twenty hotspots of coronavirus sealed in Delhi

- Deputy CM Manish Sisodia (PTI)

08:52 PM

List of Hotspots in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh

  • Shastri Nagar Sector-13 (Nauchandi)
  • Sarai Behleem
  • Humayun Nagar (Kharsauda)
  • Lisadi Gate
  • Surya Nagar (Civil Line)
  • Azad Nagar Colony (Sardhna)
  • Gram Mahalka (Falawda)
  • Mohalla Kalyan Singh (Mavana)
  • Mohalla Munna Lal (Mavana)
  • AS Degree College (Mohalla Bada Mahadev, Mavana)
  • Kasba Khiwai (Suroorpur)
08:50 PM

There is no need of panic buying, all essential items will be delivered at your doorstep. Do not believe in rumours. Please stay indoors

- District Magistrate Gautam Buddh Nagar

08:45 PM

HDFC Bank deploys Mobile ATMs across India

  • HDFC Bank on Wednesday deployed Mobile ATMs to assist customers during the lockdown and eliminate the need to move out of their locality to withdraw cash.
  • The mobile van carrying the ATM piloted in Mumbai & Noida, with plans to extend the service to the rest of the country shortly.
  • The locations for deployment are being identified in consultation with local municipal authorities in respective cities, the bank said.
08:44 PM

150-bed coronavirus hospital to start in Jalna

  • A 150-bed hospital for coronavirus patients will start functioning in Jalna from Thursday, Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope said.
  • He was speaking to the local media through video conference on Wednesday.
  • The hospital will have a 50-bed isolation ward, he added.
08:35 PM

Total 20 hot spots have been identified in Delhi, nobody will be allowed to enter or exit from these areas

- Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia (ANI)

08:34 PM

Some positive cases have been reported in Sadar area so the area has been sealed.

- Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia (ANI)

08:33 PM

Govt depts asked to stop all expenditures except salary; need to cut expenses drastically considering current revenue status

- Delhi CM

08:28 PM

Face masks to be compulsory for people stepping outdoors in Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

Reports PTI
08:24 PM

France, Germany face historic economic declines

  • Germany and France, the EU's two largest economies, are bracing for a painful recession as the coronavirus pandemic slashes output to the lowest levels in decades, forecasts said Wednesday.
  • Gross domestic product in export powerhouse Germany is expected to shrink by nearly 10 percent in the second quarter as shutdowns aimed at slowing the outbreak paralyse the global economy, the country's leading research institutes said in a report.
  • France meanwhile is already in a technical recession, the Bank of France said.
  • Official data showed the French economy shrank 0.1 percent in the last quarter of 2019, and the central bank estimates it contracted around six percent in the first three months of 2020.
08:22 PM

Nine more test coronavirus positive in MP's Barwani

08:19 PM

Indian man dies of coronavirus in Singapore

  • A 32-year-old Indian man, who was on a long-term work pass in Singapore, died of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, the Health Ministry said as the country's total number of COVID-19 cases reached 1,623.
  • The man underwent the test for the coronavirus at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) on April 7 and was advised to stay at home pending the result.
08:13 PM

2 more test positive for COVID19 in West Bengal; cases rise to 92: CM Mamata Banerjee

Reports PTI
08:12 PM

7 new COVID19 cases detected in Gujarat today; total case count rises to 186

  • Total 186 cases have been reported so far in the state, out of which 143 are active cases. 2 cases are on ventilator: State Health Department
  • Reports ANI
08:08 PM

Railways introduces 109 time-tabled parcel trains over 58 routes to connect key centres

  • In a major boost to supply chain across the country, the railways has for the first time introduced time-tabled parcel trains for nationwide transportation of essential commodities and other goods, the national transporter said on Wednesday, identifying 40 new routes for such vans.
  • It said that this is expected to boost the availability of vital goods required for ordinary citizens, industry and agriculture during the coronavirus outbreak.
08:04 PM

Coronavirus-hit Iran urges IMF to approve $5 billion loan

08:01 PM

Jharkhand launches app to track movement of home quarantined persons

  • The East Singhbhum district administration in Jharkhand has launched a mobile application to track the movement of home quarantined persons.
  • The 'Sukarsha COVID-19' application, developed by students of RIT-Jamshedpur, necessitates home quarantined persons to upload their selfies on the application every two hours, an official release said on Wednesday.
08:00 PM

Lockdown: Large retail-focused NBFCs facing cash flow difficulties; debt servicing a challenge

  • Nearly a dozen of large retail-focused non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) may need around Rs 10,000-20,000 crore of funds over the next few months for servicing their debt obligations and to run their operations, says a report.
  • Due to the ongoing lockdown, the primary cash flows of the NBFCs have been disrupted as their collections have come to a standstill, according to a report by Acuite Ratings & Research on top 11 retail NBFCs .
07:58 PM

6 isolation coaches set up by railway authorities at Jammu railway station

07:54 PM

Mumbai reports 106 new COVID-19 cases; tally now 696: BMC

Reports PTI
07:53 PM

UK man jailed for stealing hospital face masks

  • A man who stole three face masks from a London hospital during the coronavirus crisis has been jailed for three months.
  • Lerun Hussain, 34, pleaded guilty to the theft at a London magistrates' court on Tuesday after the theft from King's College Hospital late on Sunday.
  • Hussain, from south London, was arrested on suspicion of theft and also detained for being in breach of a court order.
07:52 PM

It all depends on the Prime Minister's decision if lockdown will be extended

- Michael Lobo, Goa Minister

07:47 PM

Five more die of COVID-19 in Mumbai; toll 45: BMC

Reports PTI
07:46 PM

Hotspots of GB Nagar

Source; DM G.B. Nagar (Official Twitter Account)
Hotspots of GB Nagar
07:40 PM

Cyber agency asks parents to monitor child's Internet activity amid spurt during lockdown

  • With school-going children increasingly using the internet for studies during lockdown imposed to control the spread of coronavirus, the national cyber security agency on Wednesday asked parents to monitor their online activity and guard against cyber bullying and inappropriate content streaming.
  • "The Internet is a good resource for kids to prepare school reports, communicate with teachers and other kids and play interactive games. But online access also comes with risks like inappropriate content, cyber bullying and online predators," the CERT-In said in an advisory.
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